Duke Hui I of Qin

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Duke Hui of Qin
Ruler of Qin
Reign 500–492 BC
Predecessor Duke Ai of Qin
Successor Duke Dao of Qin
Died 492 BC
House House of Ying
Father Duke Yi of Qin

Duke Hui I of Qin (Chinese: 秦惠公; pinyin: Qín Huì Gōng, died 492 BC) was from 500 to 492 BC the 20th ruler of the Zhou Dynasty Chinese state of Qin that eventually united China to become the Qin Dynasty. His ancestral name was Ying (), and Duke Hui was his posthumous title. He was the first of the two rulers of Qin called Duke Hui.[1][2]

In 501 BC Duke Ai of Qin, Duke Hui's grandfather, died after 36 years of reign. Duke Hui's father predeceased Duke Ai and was given the posthumous title Duke Yi (秦夷公), and Duke Hui succeeded his grandfather as the ruler of Qin.[1][2]

Duke Hui reigned for nine years and died in 492 BC. He was succeeded by his son Duke Dao of Qin.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sima Qian. 秦本纪 [Annals of Qin]. Records of the Grand Historian (in Chinese). guoxue.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Han, Zhaoqi (2010). "Annals of Qin". Annotated Shiji (in Chinese). Zhonghua Book Company. pp. 406–409. ISBN 978-7-101-07272-3. 
Duke Hui I of Qin
Died: 492 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Duke Ai of Qin
Duke of Qin
500–492 BC
Succeeded by
Duke Dao of Qin